A space to dance. A place to dream.

From an An Post sorting office to The Bridal Boutique – the landmark building at 42 Fairview Strand has come a long way since 1883. On 17 July 2020 we signed the lease and started a year-long makeover to shape a destination to dance – a place where history intertwines with imagination. 

A very deep bow to Mags Mulvey for capturing the process in such style and to everyone whose work realised this transformation – all of which took place In the middle of the pandemic! A special shout out to the expert stage technicians who adapted and shared their skills so brilliantly at a time when theatres were dark – and to our neighbours in Fairview for warmly welcoming our team to Dublin 3.

In parallel with our refurbishments, the landlord sensitively restored the external fabric of the building – works that included repointing the structure to bring its architectural beauty to the fore – thank you!


In August 2021, CoisCéim moved into the the landmark building at 42 Fairview Strand having transformed the space into a hub for creative experimentation with the generous support of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.


Filmed by Mags Mulvey 
with additional footage by Igor Crnkovic, Jass Foley, Ros Kavanagh, Neil O’Driscoll, Luca Truffarelli

Featuring Artists: David Bolger, Ghaliah Conroy, Justine Cooper, Conor Guilfoyle, Ivonne Kalter, Jonathan Mitchell, Jenny O’Leary, Alex O’Neill, Rosie Stebbing